How much is too much? Hony Capital set the benchmark for the string of large China-focused funds expected to launch in the next year or so as it closed its fifth vehicle at $2.4 billion. Hony Capital Fund V took barely four months to complete its fundraising, coming in nearly $1 billion larger than its predecessor, which closed in 2008. It is the biggest US dollar vehicle seen in China since Hopu Investment Management attracted $2.5 billion for its one and only fund, also in 2008.
Factor in Hony's second renminbi-denominated fund, which has closed at RMB10 billion ($1.6 billion) - the largest ever independent local currency vehicle - and the private equity firm has more fresh capital...
AGIC Capital has acquired 100% of Slovenia-based medical equipment supplier Fotona as part of a plan to expand operations in Asia with an emphasis on China. The deal will facilitate an exit for US private equity firm The Gores Group.
Samara Capital Partners has acquired Indian facilities management company Sanjay Maintenance Services (SMS) for about $20 million.
Sailing Capital has provided $60 million in Series C funding to artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technology start-up Sense Time, less than six months after the Beijing-based company announced its previous round.
South and Southeast Asia-focused mid-market GP Creador has fully exited its investment in Indian tile maker Somany Ceramics for INR3.26 billion ($50.4 million).